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National Survey for Wales

National Survey for Wales: results for Swansea - local authority level information from the Welsh Government's National Survey.

The National Survey for Wales is a large-scale survey of people across Wales undertaken by the Welsh Government (WG).  It began in January 2012 and is carried out face-to-face in respondents' homes.

Currently, the survey is completed each year by around 11,000 randomly selected people in Wales aged 16 and over, with the sample size for each local authority area approximately proportional to its population.  For the latest survey in Swansea (2017-18), 866 interviews were completed, from a sample of 1,856 addresses.

The survey covers a number of topics, with people asked for their opinions on a range of issues affecting them and their local area.  Some of the results are used as indicators of people's well-being and to measure progress towards the goals of the Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015.

Survey results for 2017-18

The latest survey results are published via a dedicated area of the Welsh Government's 'Statistics and Research' web pages.  Analysis of the latest data for Swansea over a range of topics will appear here shortly.

The survey in 2016-17

From 2016 onwards, the National Survey for Wales replaced five surveys previously commissioned by WG and three of its sponsored bodies (Natural Resources Wales, Sport Wales and Arts Council of Wales); namely the National Survey, Welsh Health Survey, Active Adults Survey, Arts in Wales Survey and Welsh Outdoor Recreation Survey.  Results from the 2016-17 survey are also available at the National Survey web pages, via the 'Past Releases' tab.

Results for previous years: 2012-15

The initial local authority level results from the first full year of fieldwork (April 2012 to March 2013) were released by WG in May 2013. The results of the 2013-2014 and 2014-2015 surveys have since followed.  The attached briefing notes for PDF Document 2014-15 (PDF, 74KB)Opens new window, PDF Document 2013-14 (PDF, 102KB)Opens new window and PDF Document 2012-13 (PDF, 76KB)Opens new window provide an overview of the published figures and summarise the significant results for Swansea. 

Full details of the National Survey local authority level results for Swansea and other areas in Wales are available in the attached excel files, which include the local authority level data for Excel Document 2014-15 (Excel, 4MB)Opens new window, Excel Document 2013-14 (Excel, 531KB)Opens new window and Excel Document 2012-13 (Excel, 3MB)Opens new window.

Due to a Welsh Government review of its large-scale social surveys, there was no National Survey in 2015-16.

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